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Keeping it Real with Fresh Lady

To tell you that we discuss Fresh Lady‘s new single and music video, “Watermelon,” on this episode of The Quinn Spinn would only be scratching the surface of this one. Indeed, this might be the most real, true-to-life conversation we’ve ever had on the show.

We go in on topics like mental health, the judgments we cast on the internet, and so much more about 21st Century life. This one is an all-timer. Don’t miss it!

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LISTEN: The Poptimist Gets Real About Our Internal Struggles

“The first casualty of adult life is innocence.”

I had the pleasure of being on The Poptimist (hosted by Taylor Berryman) a couple months back. What I appreciate about Taylor is his refreshing honesty, and his fearless willingness to address his journey — not just in the music industry, but through life itself.

On his latest episode, titled “Ergonomic Soapbox,” Taylor and his producer Millhouse have a frank conversation about their internal dialogue; about how the pressure we put on ourselves by overthinking lead to fear, self-doubt, and lack of trust. Those feelings can often have rippling effects on our personal and professional lives, and can cloud us from thinking clearly and focusing on the present.

This one goes deep, and it’s worth your time. Listen up!

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The Many Passions of Ryan Kinder

Ryan Kinder’s passions extend far beyond music. His foundation, Kinder’s Kids, provides toys to children dealing with the aftermath of natural disasters. He’s also currently training for the Iron Man world championships in Kona, HI to honor a friend who has passed away from cancer.

Through it all, Ryan finds time to dedicate to his art. His album, Room to Dream, will be released at the end of July, and it’s packed with stories from his time navigating the ups and downs of the music industry.

Put it all together, and we have plenty to discuss on today’s episode of The Quinn Spinn!

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A Conversation on Collaboration, COVID, and Love with MICVH and Steven Hall

A couple years back, we became acquainted with North Carolina-born musician MICVH at Underground Music Collective. She shared her tremendous story with us upon the release of her debut EP, Singularity, and has since uncovered new experiences to share with us.

That includes meeting and collaborating with singer-songwriter Steven Hall, who the chief songwriter and multi-instrumentalist of Swim in the Wild. Together, the pair discuss their journeys throughout the pandemic, and how a run-in with COVID brought them much closer. Then, we’ll get to hear a couple live, in-studio cuts!

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Keeping Independent Music on the Move with Erin McLendon

Erin McLendon is an Americana musician, vocal coach, entrepreneur, and the founder of Music on the Move Studios (formerly Women on Fire) in Nashville, TN. Erin’s dedication to advocating for independent musicians and female entrepreneurs is clear to all whom she encounters, and she joins us to discuss these endeavors, alongside her upcoming singles “Sunday Crowd” and “Millie.”

Frankly, this episode has been a long time coming. Erin has a lot to say, and she does it with style. Don’t miss this!

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Existential Musings and Exploring ‘Honeysuckle Summer’ with Charles Ellsworth

Earlier this year, Brooklyn-based troubadour Charles Ellsworth swung through Nashville and joined us to record an episode of The Quinn Spinn… and, man, this one is an all-timer!

Of course, we talk about Charles’ new album, Honeysuckle Summer, which features outstanding prog-Americana tunes including “Miami, AZ,” “Max & Geraldine,” and “A White Cross on a Highway.” However, that’s just scratching the surface. What we have here is an insightful, undeniably honest conversation between two 30-something creators. We touch on everything, from life on the road, to the adjustments we make on the creative journey, and the importance of discovering who we are. We even show some love to our high school football coaches, who helped mold us into the men we are today!

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We Still Don’t Have a TikTok: Hanging with Allison Mahal and Van Isaacson

This past winter — before the end of the ‘rona times was in our sights — we got together with Nashville-based musicians Allison Mahal and Van Isaacson, just for the sake of recording an episode of The Quinn Spinn. We had no plan for the episode, and had no idea when it would even release, but hung onto it for a time when we wanted to delight you with an entertaining conversation.

That time is now. Plus, you’ll get to hear about all of our 2021 aspirations — many of which are on their way to coming true!

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Tapping Into the ‘Divine’ with Katie King

Katie King will release her debut EP, Divine, on Friday, May 14. This collection of songs spans multiple genres, and gives the 19-year-old songwriter and Belmont University student a chance to boldly introduce herself to the world, fearlessly and authentically.

On today’s episode of The Quinn Spinn, you’ll learn about the heightened sense of spirituality that led Katie to the creation of Divine. Plus, we’ll hit a range of other topics, from societal norms to the shifts occurring in our modern education system.

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Nowhere Sounds Lovely: The Well-Traveled Musical Diary of Cristina Vane

From her upbringing throughout Europe, to spending time on each U.S. Coast, to landing in Nashville after months on the road, Cristina Vane has had her artistry and worldview shaped by a variety of life experiences. It all comes together on her new album, Nowhere Sounds Lovely, which is now available on all streaming platforms.

Cristina dropped by to chat about the journey that led her here. Plus, we take a look at a future illuminated by the light at the end of the COVID tunnel.

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A Conversation a Year in the Making, featuring Catalina!

We were supposed to have Catalina on The Quinn Spinn last April to chat about all things music and more, fresh off of her brilliant 2019 and the release of her record, Multifacética.

And then… COVID happened. Our guest schedule was upended. Great re-shuffling ensued.

So, we shuffled this episode to take place a year later, and it was certainly worth the wait! We welcome the Chilean-born performer to today’s show, where we catch up on a variety of topics — including her COVID adjustments, her new single, “Control,” and a brief look at what’s on the horizon.

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